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Mann, Charles C.

Overview
Works: 61 works in 261 publications in 8 languages and 19,488 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Cross-cultural studies  Pictorial works  Case studies  Interactive multimedia  Software  Podcasts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E61, 970.011
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles C Mann
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann( Book )

60 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mann shows how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to previously unheard-of conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities--such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital--were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process that the journal Science recently described as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering."--Publisher description
Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 by Charles C Mann( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C Mann( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of 1491, the study of the pre-Columbian Americas, this new work is a history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together, and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As the author shows, this global ecological tumult, the "Columbian Exchange", underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, he shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City, where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted, the center of the world. In 1493, the author presents a scientific interpretation of our past
Material world : a global family portrait by Peter Menzel( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photo spreads, with brief commentaries, of possessions of families in more than 50 countries. Awards: SLJ Best Book. Annotation. A fascinating project--sponsored by a number of international organizations--resulting in this richly intriguing book (it will get well-deserved promotion and distribution via all sorts of media). Sixteen photographers traveled to 30 nations to live for a week with families that are "statistically average" for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and subjects collaborated on a portrait of the family, outside of its home, surrounded by all of its material possessions--a few jars and jugs for some, an abundance of electronic gadgetry for others. The 360 color photos are accompanied by information about the standard of living in each country, notes by the photographers about their experiences, and profiles of family members and their lives. We are witnessing the emergence of a unified world economy, as exemplified by NAFTA and GATT, that will, in theory, make goods available at cheaper prices, create new jobs throughout the world, raise standards of living, and benefit the average family. However, population growth and resource exploitation will also affect these potential benefits as patterns of consumption change. In stunning photographs and text, Material World demonstrates the present context for the emerging global economy, what it means to be "statistically average," by displaying families in more than thirty nations outside their homes - with all their possessions in view. Among the 350 stunning images are those of a family in lush Samoa juxtaposed with a Kuwaiti family and the two Mercedes-Benzes parked outside their desert home a family in Iceland posing with their treasured string instruments while a family in Sarajevo huddles outside their bullet-ridden apartment. The text describes what it means to be "average" in each of thirty very dissimilar cultures and the impact of each way of life on the local environment. Statistical information about each country accompanies the photo-essays so that readers can easily compare one culture with another
The second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics by Robert P Crease( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in print, The Second Creation is the intimate story of the decades-long scientific quest for "unification," a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottest supernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews with such brilliant scientists as Max Planck, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, and Steven Weinberg, Robert Crease and Charles Mann vividly portray the tense, exciting world of investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. In telling the richly human story of the two generations of scientists who set out to find the "theory of everything," the authors recount a sweeping saga that moves from the early days of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr arguing in a Copenhagen park to the vast, mile-long atom smashers of today. The Second Creation is a definitive group portrait of twentieth-century physics
Noah's choice : the future of endangered species by Charles C Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors suggest new principles for striking a balance between the needs of human beings and the rest of the world
The aspirin wars : money, medicine, and 100 years of rampant competition by Charles C Mann( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Chinese and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de aspirinefabricage en van de genadeloze concurrentie tussen de producenten
At large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion by David H Freedman( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how one computer hacker was able to access hundreds of business and government files and explains why the Internet is becoming less secure
1493 [uncovering the new world Columbus created] by Charles C Mann( Recording )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mann chronicles the Age of Exploration and its consequences. Here, he looks at how the European presence affected the Americas, China, and Africa
1491 by Charles C Mann( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Mann takes us on a journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact
1493 uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C Mann( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although it had just finished raining, the air was hot and close. Nobody else was in sight; the only sound other than those from insects and gulls was the staticky low crashing of Caribbean waves. Around me on the sparsely covered red soil was a scatter of rectangles laid out by lines of stones: the outlines of now- vanished buildings, revealed by archaeologists. Cement pathways, steaming faintly from the rain, ran between them. One of the buildings had more imposing walls than the others. The researchers had covered it with a new roof, the only structure they had chosen to protect from the rain. Standing like a sentry by its entrance was a hand- lettered sign: Casa Almirante, Admiral's House. It marked the first American residence of Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, the man whom generations of schoolchildren have learned to call the discoverer of the New World
1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth by Charles C Mann( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--
1491 new revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last 20 years, archaeologists and anthropologists equipped with new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries about the Americas. For example, Indians did not cross the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, as most of us learned in school. They were already here. Their numbers were vast, not few. And instead of living lightly on the land, they managed it beautifully and left behind an enormous ecological legacy. In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact. Compelling and eye-opening, this book has the potential to vastly alter our understanding of our history and change the course of today's environmental disputes
Ancient Americans : rewriting the history of the New World by Charles C Mann( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspirin : Wirtschaftskriege der internationalen Pharmaindustrie by Charles C Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robo sapiens : evolution of a new species by Peter Menzel( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Dutch and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van de nieuwe generatie intelligente robots en hun scheppers
1491 : Ameryka przed Kolumbem by Charles C Mann( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Polish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las guerras de las aspirinas : dinero, medicina y 100 años de violenta competencia by Charles C Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alla ricerca dell'uno : l'unificazione delle forze della natura : parlano i protagonisti della nuova fisica by Robert P Crease( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aspirin wars : money, medicine, and one hundred years of rampant competition by Charles C Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Charles C. Mann giornalista e saggista statunitense

Charles C. Mann US-amerikanischer Publizist

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چارلز سی. مان ژورنالیست و نویسنده آمریکایی

マン, チャールズ・C

Languages
English (156)

Spanish (17)

Dutch (11)

Polish (7)

French (6)

German (5)

Chinese (5)

Italian (5)

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Before Columbus : the Americas of 14911493 : uncovering the new world Columbus createdMaterial world : a global family portraitThe second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physicsNoah's choice : the future of endangered speciesAt large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion1493 [uncovering the new world Columbus created]1491